2013 Game Recaps

Phillies Win Via Third Straight Walk-Off



SHRIMP. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Phillies and Diamondbacks wearing throwback uniforms for retro night,  Chase Utley drew a walk to give the Phillies their third straight win–all via the walk-off. They’ve now won five of their last six.

The inning started off with two straight singles by Cody Asche and Jimmy Rollins, followed by an intentional walk to Michael Young. Kevin Frandsen struck out swinging, but Utley was able to draw the game-winning walk off a wild Eury De La Rosa.

Cole Hamels had a decent start, giving up three runs over seven innings. He gave up six hits, struck out four, and walked one. His ERA is now 3.62. Jonathan Papelbon pitched a scoreless ninth, his sixth scoreless appearance in his last seven outings.

Darin Ruf homered again, his 10th of the year. Domonic Brown, Carlos Ruiz, and Ruf all had multiple hits.


The Phillies and Diamondbacks are back at it again tomorrow, with Randall Delgado pitching for the D-Backs and Ethan Martin Pitching for the Phillies.




  1. Andrew from Waldorf

    August 23, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Winner winner
    Chicken dinner

    Never in doubt.

    92-70 I think is the wild card spot.

    NY Mets 58 68 .460 18.0
    Philadelphia 58 70 .453 19.0

    If the Phillies beat the Mets I want PN to offer a way for me to deliver Ruben a nice email.

    I saw his face.

    Now I am believer

  2. Michael

    August 24, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Wow… A game recap that never mentions the final score. Now I’ve seen it all!

  3. Lefty

    August 24, 2013 at 9:10 am

    I love the walk offs lately, but I’ll agree with what Schmenkman said earlier this week, if you are looking for a generalized reason why the team is doing better now, pitching is the difference. Our pitchers – starters and relievers- were not keeping us in games before. It’s a lot harder to have walk offs when you are 4 to 6 runs down.

    A more specific reason may be Carlos Ruiz who is hot as a firecracker, but the offense in general hasn’t been great. Brown has an OPS of .582, he’s being bailed out buy Ruf and Mayberry right now.

    In the last week, Diekman, Jimenez, Miner, Papelbon and Rosenberg have all pitched and not allowed a run. Lee and Martin are under 3 ERA this week, and Hamels 3.21 in 2 starts. The rest have not been so good, but you never know when you might get “good Kendrick”, or “good DeFratus”.

    That said, I probably jinxed them today, we’ll likely lose 12-3 , sorry everyone 🙂

  4. Stuart

    August 24, 2013 at 10:42 am

    They have been playing better baseball in general. Drawing walks, stealing bags, drawing some more walks. They are being patient at the plate instead of going by Charlie’s method of swing for the fences and do as you please.

    • G7

      August 24, 2013 at 11:08 am

      Agree that it starts with pitching and solid defense. But offensively they are having good at bats and executing..great hit and run in the 9th last night.

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